This month we want to show you a bunch of great looking people, wearing our designers. Take a look!
This month we want to show you a bunch of great looking people, wearing our designers. Take a look!
Only in Oslo, at Vulkan Depot with our friends at Dreams Collected
November 11 – 13, 2016
Friday 10 AM – 19 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 18 PM
Sunday 12 – 17 PM
If you are anything like us, you love playing around with style, and wear some key pieces in many ways. So if you should invest in a pair of fairly produced high quality boots, you would need some style options to get the most out of them. Here are our style suggestions. One pair – million wears. At least!
Scroll through the gallery below for styling inspiration on how to wear you boots and where to get good luxe pieces to go with them.
And remember, all designers we mention who are not part of Just Fashion are to us known for consistent quality and care for how they make their products. Therefore the following style suggestions should be good for the planet, though we can only count for the details of our own designers.
These are the boots.
Made by hand in Portugal, in a small family owned factory. It is in fact so small that half of Amorina&Mia’s collection is Made to Order (produced after ordering).
Not an easy-fast way of doing things, but a really environmental one.
Wear with short dresses or skirts.
This is a fail-safe way of adding a grungy tough to femininity. We feel that short skirt and dresses can be too pretty sometimes. In the second we add a pair of flat boots, we feel grounded.
Wear with a dress over shirt-combo.
Keep the dress knitted or woolly, and add a feminine lightweight shirt. This style, if dress is not to short, will also work really well for the office.
Wear with long oversized coats.
It’s slouchy and cool. Layer fine knits underneath; add a belt or several jewelries in different lengths.
Wear with a billowing flower dress.
On top, wear a short shearling or wool jacket. It’s easy to tweak to a 70’s look, but is also channeling the femi-grunge of the 90’s with a shorter dress and stockings. Change out the shoulder strap with an old guitar strap, and you are ready to go.
Wear with long narrower skirt or dress grazing or covering your boots.
This look is buttoned up from heel to toe, with a long skirt and long coat or with a cropped sweater or jacket that emphasizes your waist. It has a hint of the 60’s and the 70’s, but is still a modern take on a boots /skirt look.
Nuff said. Come on an boot up the good way! :)
Are you on the lookout for the perfect trench for fall?
We’ve made a selection of trenches that deliver the ultimate quality and style, but also takes people, nature and animals into consideration.
PS: We only know the details of our own designers production process, but these brands are know for consistent quality and for caring about how they make their products.
This dark green trench is produced in Lithuania. It’s made in a Wool/Polyamide-blend
“For us sustainability means respecting people and the environment in everything we do”
This trench is windproof, waterproof (this one actually IS waterproof) and made out of recycled material to begin with. It’s made to last a lifetime! It is also possible to buy in a version with warm padding if you want to use it during wintertime.
“We work hard to be as environmentally friendly as possible. By teaming up with leading eco conscious suppliers in the industry, Norwegian Rain aims to amplify the positive spiral of people working together to overcome the climatical challenges we are upon”
This trench have the same features as above.
These wool trenches are not in store yet. Follow Stella Jean for updates.
“Stella Jean collaborates with African and Haitian artisans, based on the principle of increase in value, economic impact and respect for the territory, resources and traditions of the local communities who must be supported, while at the same time preserving ancestral knowledge – at risk of extinction – and opposing the debasing effect of imperialist homogenisation”
This trench is part of Edun’s Resort 17 collection and since they do not have their own webshop we suggest you ask them where to get it if you are interested:)
Lastly, if you REALLY are going to invest, we want to take the company that is the epitome of trenches into account…
If you look closely, you find that some of the heritage trenches from Burberry, the classic ones that will live on forever, with details and tradition that no-one else can show for, is actually produced in England. As mentioned we do not know the details, but this should imply that the conditions are good and that there are craftsmen and educated workers involved. You can also get your initials engraved in the coat. Our favourites are..
This trench is as classic as it gets, still.
Let us know if you want more inspiration like this. We have tons of knowledge that we want to share with you to help you do better choises ❤
Some inspo on how to style your (eco-conscious) stockings !
Stylist and fashion editor Hope Von Joel shows how to pull of a great feminine but laid-back fall outfit.
Vanja Wikstrøm, blogger at Glammom wearing a classic black dress with her stockings.
Red is everywhere for fall and both the thin and thick variant of the black stockings, with or without pattern, works brilliantly with red. Here, travel writer, editor and founder of Frukostfolket Hanna Stefansson shows of an outfit with only red tones and black stockings.
All Swedish Stockings are made using recycled nylon thread, in factories that leave no waste behind, use solar panels and energy efficient machines in the production and have full water rinsing systems, so that water can flow back into nature.
PSST. We’ve also made this search for you. We found lots of inspo here as well. Choose the good stockings, and play around with them:)
We are so proud to announce that two of our designers are taking part in this year’s Oslo Runway. If you are in Oslo, make sure you get yourself a ticket to the show.
Beate Godager was picked by a jury of business insiders to participate in a talent selection showing at the runway 23rd of August.
Hasla is showcasing their design in the jewelry showroom at Sentralen in the heart of Oslo 24th of August. You can among other designs look at their new pearl collection launching shortly.
The wrap is such a simple and transformative piece of clothing, and this season there are so many ways to style it.
We, off course present the good ones, produced for you personally in organic chemical free cotton, and possible to adjust and tweek if you need to. These wrap models will last for years to come, easy to transform through changing trends and even quite easy to wear through changing body shapes.
Trailing stripes taps into another trend this season. Go directly to this item.
If you don’t like it long, get it customized to a shorter model (this is a free service at our site), as seen at Christopher Raeburn Spring catwalk…
(PSST! We also got the narrow strap dress with stripes)
This one can off course also be adjusted to a shorter model, as seen at Missoni spring 16..
Like seen at Edeline Lee with classic narrow pants…
These pieces have, like the trend, plunging necklines and are quite low cut in front. If you don’t like showing off to much, we suggest either changing the cut when ordering yours (it’s easy and costs €21 to get a total customization of the fit, with good instructions by phone or mail), or you can use a top or statement underwear underneath.
Here are our best styling tips for getting lots and lots of wear out of your dress!
Keep it deep, but wear something underneath.
Inspired by the other V-necks at the catwalk, we imagined it could be a fitness body or tank top…
Or a loose strap singlet…
Do it the lingerie way, show off whats under, over… like seen on several catwalks this spring..
Style with a bomber.
…or a sweater
Let the jewelry do the talking.
We’ve seen lots of pearls, it fits the clean cut of a wrap perfectly, but also a statement necklace that plays on, and ads to the v-cut, works great!
Or take the top to another level with a real plunging neckline, as seen at Michael Kors….
Wear with slightly open wrap and relaxed sandals, loafers or sneakers…
Wear it with a long sweater and flats..
Want more tips? Ask us, we love getting questions and challenges! Or take a look at how we suggest you do the relaxed summer boho style the good way
Get inspired by fashionable women mixing up products from our designers.
Dutch Basics delivers classic jewelry, a failsafe investment that will be wearable forever! They are handmade in a small studio in Portugal.
Idamari is a real handcrafter. Her collections are all 100 % handmade by herself, in her studio in Berlin. Ida is also our first designer using certified conflict free gold.
The pearl collection from Dutch Basics is made with freshwater-pearls and classic as can be.
Like this. With Hasla’s identitet collection, you will find it easy to mix and match. This collection is based on the molecule, or hexagon if you like. These items are made in Hasla’s workshop in Setesdal in Norway. Take a look at the process of making a product.
Swedish Stockings have been collaborators of ours for some years now, and to follow their thorough process of becoming circular in their production is truly inspiring. If you don’t know their stockings yet, we suggest you try.
They are made out of recycled polyester (considered to be waste), made at water saving factories, with their own cleaning system, zero waste guarantee, and solar panel energy-use. It’s really impressive.
Here, green-liver Meilin Hyde shows her classic style with one of the thicker models in black.
Wear several at once. Like with the stack rings from Abareness. There are several versions, all handmade in a small workshop in Nepal. Stack rings are brilliant for bringing new life to old rings as well. Try it!
Like Luiza. Her Instagram is also something to follow! Real colour-boost inspiration!
She wears a yellow backpack from Kokosina. Handmade for you personally after you order it, and made in their studios in Latvia or Italy. Take a look at the wide range of colours in the leather. You are bound to find your favorite here! Leather is guaranteed from livestock, where whole animal is used for food purposes.
The collar is on our radar for spring and summer, so we thought we should inspire you with style-options and tell you how to make your own. To be a craftsman starts with training you know !
Yes, its everywhere, the elevated collar. And if it is not attached, it can elevate even more outfits. And even better if you can make it yourself.
There are so many versions, as seen at Carolina Herrera SS16, the simple elegant one with a stick pin….
…The one with a subtle illustration…
…The one that looks like a cartoon drawing and even has a drawstring..
…The one with the bling..
You see there are no limits. Choose swallows..
Or flowers as seen on Farfetch…
So how to do it?
It is not difficult to make a collar yourself. The second hand shops are full of used shirts in all kinds of colours. So.. here described by Rookie, this is what you do:
1. You take an old shirt. Open it up and lay the collar down flat, like so:
Or even better, this video, making a collar using scraps
Now you can start being creative!
If you don’t want to make it yourself, take a look at Señorita Lylo’s Embroidered Collars. She only makes them on demand, contact her through her Tumblr-site. They are really beautiful and detailed.
Or you can get the really exclusive one from Vivetta (we L-O-V-E their playfull design!), here also styled Just Fashion Style
Best of luck! Let us know how it turned out!
The relaxed linen and cotton bohemian products can be well-produced, high quality, and still on trend.
As seen on the runway on a dress from Chloe…
As seen on the runway from Balenciaga…
We must admit it; there has been a gloom and kind of a pessimistic feel in our office. Even though we are a company believing in the power of good choices, and have a general large degree of optimism, we have still been quite discouraged in regards to why the industry can’t make the BIG changes that needs to be done.
No matter how hard one works, things take time. A loong time. And no matter how much we want the world to change, we need the big businesses to want to change too, the changes that changes everything faster.
But the last few months, our hopes have been growing. The world IS changing and we hope that it is a staying change. When reading the textile business news from all over the world, we are getting positive, and want to share it with you. This is the first story of why 2016 makes us smile.
One of the main goals is to bridge the gap between global retailers, domestic micro businesses and SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises), to strengthen local supply chains and promote sustainable growth.
The two initiators are renovating a former Victorian cotton mill, and combining it with cutting-edge technology, to start production of luxury yarn. English Fine Cotton, which today makes material for bulletproof vests at Tame Valley Mill, Dukinfield, is to produce luxury yarn at neighbouring Tower Mill. This way, British cotton is to be spun at home for the first time in a generation. The last time Tower Mill had cotton production was in 1955.
The plan is to be re-starting cotton spinning in the UK mid-2016, and it will by then be one of the most advanced cotton spinning plants in the world, with the latest in loom technology.
The Mill is not meant to compete with mass production of China, South East Asia or India. It will be a “high end” quality product, produced with luxury cotton from Barbados (Sea Island). The same cotton that Ian Fleming specified James Bond’s shirts were made of, and the ones Daniel Craig wore in the Bond movies.
“We are almost vertical as a company and the only thing we don’t buy in the UK is cotton, which I would very much like to do. The project could hopefully utilize the abundant skills base for textile manufacturing in the UK, as we remain exceptional as a country in specialist manufacturing. From cotton spinning to pattern cutting – the skills are there to make in Britain.”
British shirt-maker Emma Willis
(makes the shirts for Daniel Craig’s James Bond)
Modern cotton mills are increasingly automated, mainly built around open end-spinning techniques using rotors or ring-spinning techniques using spindles.
In 2009 there were 202,979,000 ring spinning spindles installed worldwide, with 82% of these being in Asia or Oceania, and 44% being within China. In the same year there were 7,975,000 open end spinning rotors installed, with 44% of these being within Asia or Oceania and 29% within Eastern Europe. Rotors are responsible for 20% of the cotton spun worldwide.
One large mill in Virginia in the United States employs 140 workers in 2013 to produce an output that would have required more than 2,000 workers in 1980.
“A number of times we have had firms coming to us saying they want British cotton. Unfortunately, up until now, we have had to say no. We owe it to the cotton industry – which Manchester was synonymous with – to put it back onto the world stage”
General manager of English Fine Cotton’s parent company, Culimeta-Saveguard Ltd
“For more than 100 years cotton was the key industry in the various towns making up the borough and indeed the North West of England. The Park Road area of Dukinfield, where Tower Mill is situated, is a corridor of former cotton mills and testament to the hold spinning once had on the region. We believe this project shows how (…) effective a little northern grit and common sense can be in achieving successful solutions.”
English Fine Cottons
It makes us happy that it is possible to focus on high quality in an ever faster moving world. Doing it slowly with attention to details and process, from the raw material to the finished product, that’s what we hope for in the future. When you buy something, it should last and make you happy. It’s the volume and pace that we want to fight.
Lastly, this video that was made by the British Council to counter Nazi propaganda and help promote British cotton to the world, during the Second World War.
The suit is always an investment. Not only does it work dresses up as an ensemble, but also, it is great to wear as separates, as blazer and pants with casual tops, denim, sweatpants etc. Perfect for a casual cool look.
We’ve collected some people who look both flawless and cool in their suits. Stylists, fashion insiders and creative’s with their own style, mixed up with our eco suggestions from our luxury handmade label Kerber. Masculine or feminine, their suits come in mix-and-match models to choose from, and they last a lifetime.
Keep scrolling to see and shop 5 looks that will elevate your wardrobe
Comfy waist, cropped legs and a longer jacket. Feminine and masculine in one, elevates the feeling of effortlessness. Choose a loose singlet or t-shirt underneath to dress up or down. The keyword is loose. Like Kasia Smutniak, in a white Armani suit, with red lips and tousled hair.
Something that always works is the feminine black suit. With narrow, cropped legs and a jacket that elevate the waist. Like Hannah Davis shows of here at a Vanity Fair party.
Works so well with brogues or sneakers. Like Mary Orton from Memorandum shows of here, long legs, loose shirt tucked in pants
Flatter Pants, (on request here)
That’s enough. Style a feminine shirt with a high waisted loose pair of pants. Here shown by Clémence Poésy.
Get inspired and choose better when you can!
Hugs from the Just Fashion Team
Here you se the making of one ring. It is molded into a form an then goes through many stages before it becomes the ring you get when you order.
When the whole process is seen like this, in one, you kind of get the picture of how long it takes. It is also a great way to appreciate the fact that is can still be made like this, slowly with craftsmen and women, getting their pay.
Working freelance in the film industry
What are your thoughts on the terms “Sustainability” and “Ethical production”?
“Well, it isn’t easy to navigate between all the terms and it is not easy to do better choices either. When I go to the High Street stores and see something with the tag “Made in Bangladesh”, I get a stomachache. The money goes straight to the top of the chain, but even though I know this, it is so easy to choose the more affordable products”.
“You see something you like, and the barrier for buying it is so low. You don’t think about choosing better there and then. You think about your wardrobe, how it will fit in there, and that’s the only thing you have to consider. So I guess these terms gets me thinking about the changes we all are trying to make, but still haven’t managed to do”.
If you should elaborate, how do you choose your wardrobe, and do you regularly repairs and fix things that are broken?
“I often ask myself; Why not choose better? and I’m working on it. It costs more, but in the end, it is likely to be a win to choose quality and something you will love. 6 pants from the high street stores equals maybe one slowly produced high quality pair of pants. And to know something about how it is produced, and that the people that made it, touched it, have been treated well and got their fair share, means something too!”
Prensen Grey (currently out of stock), 5 Panel White
“You don’t repair pants when the repair costs more than the pants. We are not used to this kind of thinking. The products have so low value that it’s usually not in my mind to think about fixing it. But I do choose better sometimes. I love to go to the small independent stores, both here in Oslo and when I’m traveling. To talk to the people there and get the details and stories behind what I buy. And to see the commitment that goes all the way from the making of the product to the person selling me it. It makes me feel proud and it makes me love what I buy there more than other items. And THESE things I definitely fix if they are broken”.
“With food there’s been a great change the last few years here in Norway towards better production and small independent food-labels, but with clothing it is much more complex. You need to love what you buy in another way. It is connected to your identity. But in the end – like with food – you have to say even though it is hard – I just have to stop eating that and choose something better!”
How do you see the future? What do you think the future holds in regards to production and consume?
“I think we are facing great challenges. I think that for ethical production to become mainstream, they need to get subsidized. To be able to compete with the big chains when it comes to price. But maybe also the change will come no matter what. That it forces itself into our lives”.
This is a story about Just Fashion, and a strong woman we have gotten to know during the growth of our site. Johanna and her jewelry label JohannaN, was the fifth label to come onboard Just Fashion. We want you to know what she is up to!
Johanna produce at two production sites in Bangkok, and they have been with her all the way from the start in 2009.
The metal workshops, she knows in and out, and they have grown with her. Tom and Boom are husband and wife-team. They have a small workshop in the first floor of their house in the middle of Bangkok. Tom is sawing all the pieces and Boom is managing their orders, checks the quality, and puts on chains before dispatch to Sweden.
They are setting their own price on their work and that’s what Johanna pay them – done deal. Johanna can now ensure them full time work – which I bet feels great!
Since Johanna has been growing a lot the last years, she now also works with a second and third family workshop, Joi and his wife Nok, and Cha and his wife Joi.
In addition she also works closely with Boy, her creative collaborator in Bangkok and he communicate with all teams and takes care of the logistics.
Watch this short film showing the handsawing in the workshop
The bigger factory that does the casting is family owned with around 60 workers. The last visit to this factory was in February 2014. This factory is also located in Bangkok, and will be a focus in January when Johanna is going back to Thailand.
There are large deposits of zinc and copper in Thailand. These metals are combined to form brass, which is a traditional material, used in the Buddha figures and in many religious ornaments and sculptures.
This tradition means that there are people with knowledge about the old way of doing the sawing and casting process that can be given work. Over time, generations of creative artisans built a tradition of craftsmanship around brass – a craft tradition that today only exists in a few places in the world (Abareness also uses these skills in their jewelry workshop in Nepal)
It’s been a pain in the ass to try to track the raw material. With gold and silver, there are a lot happening in the world in regards to sourcing, but with brass, the doors are still closed and there is no tradition for these kinds of investigations. One believes that around 70 % of all brass around is already recycled, but we would of course like to know where OUR (our designers) brass is from. This is an ongoing process, if you are a brass wiz and want to share, let us know!!
Yes, we do believe they can!
There are so many people who are skeptical to the concept of ethical fashion. It is such a wide term, and also difficult to grasp and to see something else than a trend in it. Well, it is in these meetings with our designers, by knowing them, that all doubt about their intentions is washed away. With JohannaN, I have been sure from the start.
She has walked the hardest way, to make her brand sustainable, and now she has come full circle in so many ways. The things that are still difficult to change are really difficult to change!!! Its complicated, sitting in Sweden, trying to get access to the details around the production, not because things are secret, but because there are no tradition for these kinds of investigations in Thailand.
To manage to make a lasting change, it is essential for our designers and us to understand the culture in the country in which we operate. To make room for dialog that can stretch over time, so there are no misunderstandings.
It is about knowing peoples cultural habits, and making them understand that you want to get under their skin, working WITH them, not having hidden agendas and papers with small writing on them. And this goes both ways.
The skepticism is often grounded in fear of prices being forced down, or fair of losing the order completely, or that somebody will force changes on them that makes the production difficult. They can be scared that questions are about taking something away from them, like they may have experienced before.
In January, Johanna is going back to Thailand to visit the workshop and the factory. We are going to be with her on her journey through films, stories and pictures. The thing with great designers with good intentions is that it never stops. It’s not about either or, it is about the journey and the choices one makes along the way.
And remember, , if you buy your JohannaN products at Just Fashion, you support both of us in our work towards a sustainable future!
Marte & Just Fashion
The choices we make.. one versus the other.. and sometimes one feel the need for one high and one low, one hard one soft, one statement, one subtle and one in fish and one in cow..
Make your choise :)
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“People need clothes that are cool AND ethical.
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“We have the power in each and every purchase we do. By bying clothes from designers who really work the right way, you will give the world a bump in a better direction. Quality beats quantity any day! Products are so much more than products”
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Just Fashion decided that we want to travel to you, and at the same time get to see our country. Our first trip was planned for the West Coast, to Bergen.
We call it Just Fashion goes Tupperware
Last Weekend we got into Eline’s Hybrid for a ride from Oslo, over Hardangervidda, all the way to Bergen, where a small bunch of women and men got to tough, feel, try on, and buy our products, while enjoying each others company and a few glasses of something good.
It was a perfect ride over Hardangervidda. In Norwegian we call it “trollsk”.. the best English word would be “bewitching”.
a social gathering invented by the company Tupperware in the 1950’s, where the host (or more typically hostess) entertained the guests, and provides them with an opportunity to order Tupperware.
Just Fashion is a whole other company with another agenda, but the concept is the same, to let people relax and have the time to hear our stories and talk to us, one on one.
When you get to tough and feel things in a relaxed setting with your friends, we hope you also get that sense of higher value that our products carry. The stories and the time spent making them, will always be a part of the product you take with you home. Or the product you order and have to wait for, for it to be made.
On the way back everything had changed.
Just in the course of that Weekend, the mountrain-tops went white…
We must say that we are so pleased with meeting new people and talking about our goal with this company. We want to travel more. If you are more than 10 people and want to make the same kind of experience, let us know (in Norwegian if you like), and we will try to come:)
Porcelain is a ceramic material, made by heating materials in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C. The end result is always a surprise, since the colour constantly changes during the process. Kaolin is the primary material from which porcelain is made, but also clay minerals normally account for a small proportion of the whole.
Porcelain is a strong material and will last a long time! You can find proof of that in ancient ruins in the Middle East, and also in the fact that is is still used in making of teeth. The toughness, strength and translucency comes mainly from vitrification at the high temperatures it goes through.
Porcelain conserve its colour and characteristics for a long time. Words that describe it is: hard, tough, completely vitrified, whiteness, translucency, resonance. and a high resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock.
Dutch Basics was inspired by China and the far East, and wanted to merge this with its own classic simplicity. The collection was developed in collaboration with Chantal Lensink and Gaby van Deutekom. I is also done in collaboration with a small Dutch workshop, where people with disadvantages get a chance to work in their own pace. The silver and gold pieces are made in Dutch Basics permanent jewelry workshop in Portugal.
Watch Dutch Basics making of the collection
See the products in store.
“Despite great strides made by the international women’s rights movement over many years, women and girls around the world are still married as children or trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery. They are refused access to education and political participation, and some are trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war. Around the world, deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth are needlessly high, and women are prevented from making deeply personal choices in their private lives”
Human Rights Watch
At Just Fashion we fight for gender and race-equality. We believe that everybody should have equal rights to make the same choices in their lives, which is not nearly the case today.
Based in Norway, Just Fashion are one of the lucky ones, at 3rd place in the Global Gender Gap Report for 2014, only beaten by Iceland and Finland.
It’s much worse for countries further down on the scale, like Nepal on 112th place, and all the way down to Yemen, at 154th place, the last one.
Several designers at Just Fashion are working with women in countries further down on this list, and they make sure that
Outside Kathmandu in Nepal our designers Abareness have taken part in a project where women, because of their caste, cannot leave their village. By giving them the opportunity to work from home, their economy and status is strengthened. These products are now unfortunately sold out, but we are hoping there are new projects to come.
By supporting designers who make sure that women get paid, not only minimum, but also a living wage, you can take part in slowly changing a mentality in countries where women rarely get a say. And in other countries, like Germany, Norway and the Netherlands, you will give a share to women in professions that are not considered prestigious or important.
Here are the designers you should buy from at Just Fashion to make sure you support women in some way.
Makes sure that the women in the bigger knitting factory have good working conditions and living wage pay. In addition, Abareness is actively supporting educational projects that doesn’t discriminate between girls and boys, through their #coolkidsneedscleanwater project.
Are supports independent craftswomen in and around Weimar in Germany.
Is a woman; designer Emma does all the work herself in her studio in Oslo.
Supports independent craftswomen in Netherlands. In addition, she only use women of all ages, and with focus on their thoughts, ambitions and aspirations in her lookbook campaigns, and by doing so, shows another side of fashion than the too young clothing hanger-model.
Does all the work herself, in her studio in Berlin, and she is obviously a woman.
Works with one craftswomen on Iceland for their leather bag-collection.
Works with craftswomen (and men) in Hoi an in Vietnam. They get living wage and are encouraged in developing their skills, also taking part in the design process.
Karen Pederstad is the designer behind Retusj, also made by hand by the designers herself in her studio in Oslo.
Almost everybody involved in Just Fashion are women , and our founder is a woman. By supporting us, you also support our fight to find more designers who believe in gender and race-equality, regardless of their gender.
This video from World Economic Forum tells a short version of why the report about gender equality is important
The designers at Just Fashion can tell you a lot of stories, still their products also speek for themselves. Together we work towards full control and transparency in every aspect of the journey our products take. Here are some of them, take a look.
If you think of it, during a day, we have a huge amount of choices when we are shopping. And everything is about this:
In 2013, there where produced as much as 85,4 million tons of textile fibers worldwide, and the number increases dramatically each year. So every move we do as consumers helps. From which fabric you choose to begin with when you buy something new, to how you wash it, and how you get rid of it in the end. A great way to start is to think about it at the store.
If you choose a non-biodegradable textile like polyester, spandex, nylon, and rayon, and it does not have a good recycling system, it will end up on landfills and can take from 20 to 200 years to fully biodegrade. We know that sometimes we love those products we find in the wrong materials, and sometimes it is better to choose a pant in polyester than in cotton because it may last much longer with wear and tear, but off course the best thing would be both at once.
We are making a series of blog-posts about where you can put things that die, telling you how to reuse/recycle /up-cycle them, and how to get rid of them in the end. Today we will talk about organic matter and how long it takes for them to biodegrade. It is the easiest textile to biodegrade, but it still needs to be put in the right environment though!
Choose ecological, and you can be sure that the whole process is without chemicals, also what ends up in your garden or on your plants. Coloured materials are OK to compost, but sometimes they can contain small amounts of chemicals if they are not coloured in an organic way.
Cotton is one of the easiest textiles to biodegrade, especially if it is 100 % cotton. In a compost bin, it can biodegrade as fast as in a week, but also as long as 5 months.
Wool normally biodegrade in the course of a year, but can also take up to 5 years to biodegrade, depending on the tratment and type of wool.
Less than a year, sometimes a little more.
Also easy to brake down in to soil. It can take as short as two weeks to 6 months.
Is a plantmaterial, usually not processed the way some of the materials mentioned above are. In most cases it uses really short amount of time to biodegrade, around a week to a month.
Up to a year, but sometimes longer.
If you have room for it, you could make your own compost bin, and your clothes can in time become natural fertilizer for you garden. A simpe search on Pinterest got us all these different ways to build your own compost bin. Big or small garden, you will find a DIY guide here.
Many of us don’t have a garden, but the good news are that it is possible to make it work indoors as well!
We added an infographic from Ecowatch, but also check out this great guide from Forbes on how to make your own indoor compost bin in a small appartment.
You are ready for composting!
Follow our Composting-board on Pinterest to get our finds as we investigate further.
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“Second to oil, fashion and textiles is the most polluting industry in the world. Every stage in a garment’s life threatens our planet and its resources. It can take more than 20,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton, equivalent to a single t-shirt and pair of jeans. Up to 8,000 different chemicals are used to turn raw materials into clothes, including a range of dyeing and finishing processes. And what becomes of the clothing that doesn’t sell, falls apart or goes out of style? More often than not, it is discarded in giant landfills. How can the fashion industry become more sustainable?”
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